The Old Fashioned Way (Hymn)

The Old Fashioned Way
Civilla D. Martin (1914)

They call me old-fashioned because I believe
That the Bible is God’s holy Word,
That Jesus, who lived among men long ago,
Is divine, and the Christ of God.

Refrain
My sin was old-fashioned,
My guilt was old-fashioned,
God’s love was old-fashioned, I know;
And the way I was saved was the old-fashioned way,
Through the blood that makes whiter than snow.

Old-fashioned, because I believe and accept
Only what has been spoken from Heaven;
Old-fashioned because at the cross I was saved,
At the cross had my sins forgiven.

Refrain

Old-fashioned, because I am bound to do right,
To walk in the straight narrow way;
Because I have given my whole life to God,
Old-fashioned because I pray.

Refrain

Old-fashioned, because I am looking above
To Jesus, my glorified Lord;
Because I believe He is coming again,
Fulfilling His holy Word.

Refrain

When I came across this song, I was surprised to see that it was written in 1914.  I always assumed that it was a modern song written about an “old fashioned” religion.  But it was old-fashioned even 100 years ago.  Christians have been reading the same Bible and have been worshiping the same Jesus for nearly two thousand years.

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